2018-‘19 NBA Thread: Blazers & Raps Got Them Where They Want Them

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Celemo, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. TTgator91

    TTgator91 Well-Known Member
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    Well they have blown a 31pt lead already..
     
  2. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    Down by 6 and Dame and CJ not playing well. I'll take it
     
  3. Gunners

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    #18803 Gunners, May 14, 2019 at 10:55 PM
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  4. Joe_Pesci

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    Enjoy your hangover tomorrow
     
  5. Gunners

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    Would be nice if you could show up, Dame.

    this game is nothing but Steph/Klay being way better than Dame/CJ
     
  6. Gunners

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    I'll be fine, wish your team could have won this game.
     
  7. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    The NBA playoffs are a magnet for people who have strong takes on a sport that they dont watch. It is what it is... every year... exactly the same.
     
  8. Celemo

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    Wish you’d be more constructive with your criticism
     
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  9. Gunners

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    Dame/CJ are great but Steph/Klay have been way better tonight, not sure what else needs to be said about this game.
     
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  10. Celemo

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    I have it on good authority that Gunners does not watch the NBA a lot...your math checks out
     
  11. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    The warriors only have 105 but this has been a bloodbath
     
  12. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

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    this is the evan turner everyone knows and hates
     
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  13. juice

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    I’m not an expert but this appears to be a very poor performance from Portland.
     
  14. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    Iguodala on Lillard and Klay on McCollum is a matchup the Blazers cant overcome, not even thinking about what the warriors do on offense
     
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  15. bro

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    3/10
     
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  16. Handcuffed

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    some of nbatwitter says the exact same thing, but we should be blitzing curry exactly like denver and gs have defended lillard. instead, we're going under on screens and pnrs and letting him have open jumpers. our pieces aren't as good but our defensive strategy is bad. i hope it changes.
     
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  17. Celemo

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    The best team in the NBA win another playoff game...news at 11
     
  18. Imurhuckleberry

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    Good to see ol can't play kanter doing his thing.
     
  19. MG2

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    I wonder if that was the plan, or if Kanter/Collins just played a stupid game defensively. There's no way Portland drew up a game plan where the bigs just sit in the paint against Curry PnR.

    Portland likes playing a bunch of guys and probably doesn't want to switch up too much now that they're here, but their chances go from slim to none if Kanter/Aminu/Harkless are going to combine for 79 minutes. You can play them to start games, but Collins and Hood both have to get more minutes than any of those three for them to have a chance at either end.
     
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  20. Celemo

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    Surprised he only had 16 rebounds
     
  21. Imurhuckleberry

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    I mean, he'll get boards. One of the benefits of never leaving the paint or playing defense.
     
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  22. Celemo

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    Stotts has been loyal almost to a fault about the Aminu-Harkless combo. That’s why it was so shocking to see him roll with Hood-Collins to start the second half against the Nugs in Game 7
     
  23. Celemo

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    Ok
     
  24. Imurhuckleberry

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    He's all there and ready to get that board though.

     
  25. Celemo

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    Cool...shame he’s not the Australian DPOY, would’ve made a huge difference
     
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  26. bertwing

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    I’m sensing some sassy frontrunning going on in here
     
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  27. Imurhuckleberry

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    Might of. Probably a better strategy than hoping Steph can't hit uncontested 3's and getting the board.
     
  28. bertwing

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    Windhorst looking like a chubby Count Chocula tonight
     
  29. Imurhuckleberry

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  30. juice

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    Understandably, Zion is not excited about being a pelican.
     
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  31. MG2

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    That was weird
     
  32. bro

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    he must have been pumped when LA and NY were 2 of the 4 left
     
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  33. laxjoe

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    yeah he did not look happy during the lottery telecast there. and then you could tell in the post-lottery interview, he was struggling to stay positive about new orleans
     
  34. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

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    he must not know that the pelle pelles were 13th in percent attendance a few years back
     
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  35. Imurhuckleberry

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  36. Fusiontegra

    Fusiontegra My life is dope and I do dope shit.#SparedByThanos
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    Is there an instance in the NBA of a college player "Eli'ing" the team with the first pick?
     
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  37. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    Honestly I didnt either until they explained it on the broadcast. It makes sense but it seems like it would be super hard to call in real time. Regardless, they got the call correct.
     
  38. Yanks711

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    Do what the league has done for years? Yes.
     
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  39. Eathan Edwards

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    Talk about a gauntlet of distraction cities (Nola/NY/LA) to have as your potential options as an incredibly famous athlete about to have your 19th birthday.

    Best of luck to him as our savior though - if nothing else I'm confident he will be fun to watch.
     
  40. webbi

    webbi Well-Known Member

    I’d love for Zion to go back to duke and try again next year or pull an Eli. I know it would never happen but he will be in NO for at least 5 years right?
     
  41. DelapThrows

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    Steve Francis did it with Vancouver.
     
  42. SP1

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    Let's check in on LakersGround to see how excited everyone is:

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  43. JohnLocke

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    Hot take debate shows have melted some peoples brain into mashed potatoes
     
  44. Crepeswithasmile

    Crepeswithasmile Well-Known Member
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    people that say shit like this should be rounded up and sterilized, or better yet, thrown into a hydraulic press.
     
  45. Arkadin

    Arkadin inefficiently efficent and unclearly clear
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    I don't think the Lakers are competent enough right now to win anything with LeBron in the next couple of years so trading him (which is entirely impossible if he doesn't want it) could potentially net more value.

    Thanks
     
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